Mark L. Clifford

Mark L. Clifford is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council. His most recent book is The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency (2015). He is co-author of Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (2012) and of the Council’s book Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future (2007).

Clifford is the co-author, with former WTO Director-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, of China and the WTO: Changing China, Changing World Trade, which was published at the time of China’s WTO accession in December 2001. Clifford’s other books include Troubled Tiger: Businessmen, Bureaucrats and Generals in South Korea and Meltdown: Asia’s Boom, Bust and Beyond (co-authored with Pete Engardio). He is the recipient of a number of prizes for his reporting, including the Overseas Press Club Award for best foreign business reporting for his coverage, as part of a BusinessWeek team, of the Asian financial crisis. The Greening of Asia won the Chris Welles prize from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Book chapters include ‘Smaller is Beautiful’ in Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works and ‘South Korea’s Green Revolution’ in Korea 2020: Global Perspectives for the Next Decade.

Clifford previously was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post; prior to that he was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Standard. He was the Hong Kong-based Asia Regional Editor for Business Week and the Business Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. Clifford came to Asia in 1987 as a Seoul, Korea-based correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1992. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.